Re: Feel like I can't go on...
You've already received good advice about treating the physical issues at play, and I would just like to add a bit of emotional advice and support. The early weeks and months can be simultaneously the slowest and fastest moving time of your life -- you are necessarily focused on what is right in front of you and this enormous transition you are in the midst of. Take a deep breath, step outside if you can, and take a moment to remind yourself that YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO CARRY ON LIKE THIS FOREVER. As overwhelming as it feels right now, as painful as it is, I promise you -- because I have experienced it, and because I have seen a multitude of other women experience it -- you will one day look back and realize that you faced a tremendous challenge, you stepped up in the face of what was trying to knock you down, and you dedicated yourself to what you knew was best for your child (and by extension, I might add, you).
Originally Posted by @llli*Drake
You are stronger than you feel right now -- you have already managed through 3 1/2 weeks of pain and frustration. Instead of making you weaker, your challenges will make you stronger.
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.